Surry Hills terrace listing of "the woman Sydney forgot"

Surry Hills terrace listing of
Surry Hills terrace listing of "the woman Sydney forgot"

The Surry Hills home of “the woman Sydney forgot” Natalie Jean Wood, whose remains were undiscovered for eight years after her death, has been put up for February 24 offsite auction.

Ms Wood was last confirmed seen in 2003 and not seen again until 2011.

Her decomposed body was found in the front bedroom of the Kippax Street terrace just short of what would have been her 87th birthday.

“That the death of a life long resident of a high density housing area should remain undiscovered until after all the flesh had rotted from her frail bones caused public disquiet,” the Coroner’s Report said.

The Kippax Street home was listed after the Supreme Court ruled Ms Wood’s sister-in-law Enid Davis would inherit the assets. 

The home, advertised as a dilapidated deceased estate, is a two-bedroom on 75 sqm at 139 Kippax Street, Surry Hills that has an external bathroom and laundry.

Selling agent PRDnationwide Perez Real Estate’s Corrinne Olsen has noted buyer interest up to $700,000.

The history of the property is fully disclosed to buyers in the contract of sale.

Property records indicate 139 Kippax Street was initially purchased by her father.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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